Dallmeier

Business Directory

Browse the Directory

Sign Up to the Directory

FC Business Twitter
FC business Linked in
FC Business facebook
FC Business Youtube

Two More FIFA Officials Banned

Mon 16th Nov 2015 | FIFA

The President of the All-Nepal Football Association, Ganesh Thapa, has been banned for ten years and Viphet Sihachakr, President of the Lao Football Federation, for two years, from all football activities at both national and international level.

The bans, which come into force immediately were handed out by the adjudicatory chamber of the independent Ethics Committee chaired by Hans‑Joachim Eckert.

The decisions were made based on investigations carried out by the investigatory chamber of the Ethics Committee under the chairmanship of Dr Cornel Borbély.

Mr Thapa, in the context of the 2009 and 2011 elections for the FIFA Executive Committee at the Asian Football Confederation (AFC) congress, committed various acts of misconduct over several years, including the solicitation and acceptance of cash payments from another football official, for both personal and family gain.

Specifically, he was found guilty of infringing article 13 (General rules of conduct), article 15 (Loyalty), article 18 (Duty of disclosure, cooperation and reporting), article 19 (Conflicts of interest), article 20 (Offering and accepting gifts and other benefits) and article 21 (Bribery and corruption) of the FIFA Code of Ethics (FCE).

As a result, Mr Thapa has been banned for ten years from all football-related activities and fined CHF 20,000.

Mr Sihachakr, in the context of the 2011 elections for the FIFA Executive Committee at the AFC congress, solicited and accepted a payment from another football official which constituted a breach of article 13 (General rules of conduct), article 19 (Conflicts of interest) and article 20 (Offering and accepting gifts and other benefits) of the FCE.

Mr Sihachakr has been banned for two years from all football-related activities and fined CHF 40,000.

The sanctions are effective as of 16 November 2015, the date on which the present decisions were notified.

Image: REUTERS/Arnd Wiegmann Picture Supplied by Action Images

Posted by: Aaron Gourley

RETURN TO LATEST NEWS SECTION

SUBSCRIBE TO THE FCBUSINESS RSS FEED

If you have any football business related news stories you’d like to share then please contact us – agourley@fcbusiness.co.uk

Add to: Google Google | Yahoo Yahoo | Live Live | del.icio.us del.icio | Digg Digg |

Related Articles

FIFA Publishes Financial Reports For 2016

Fri 7th Apr 2017 | FIFA

FIFA has published its Financial , Governance and Activity Reports for 2016. The Reports mark a landmark year in the history of FIFA, with the approval of much-needed governance reforms after a period...

Intermediaries Involved In Two Thirds of English Transfers

Thu 24th Nov 2016 | FIFA

From 2013 to date, English clubs had the most transfers involving engaging club intermediaries - 905, representing 37.7% of all incoming transfers to England. The report compiled by FIFA Transfer...

Joyce Cook Appointed As FIFA’s Chief Member Associations Officer

Thu 13th Oct 2016 | FIFA

A passionate advocate of equality and inclusion in sports, Joyce Cook will take up the role of FIFA Chief Member Associations Officer on 1 November 2016. This position was created as part of the...

FIFA Appoint Marco van Basten In Technical Development Role

Fri 23rd Sep 2016 | FIFA

Former Dutch football international Marco van Basten has been appointed as FIFA Chief Officer for Technical Development. The role, which he officially starts next week, will see van Basten head up all...